5 Things To Know This AM — Apr 27 2012

Chicago-based writer Jen Lancaster releases another hilarious book, Jeneration X. This one is all about her attempts at growing up, and growing out of her delayed adolescence. (Elle)
Did you know that there are "criminal" sea lions in Washington? Now the Shedd is starting to take in these felons. (Huffington Post)
Check out this awesome weekend shopping roundup—in particular the artisan cheeses that the Chicago French Market will be hawking. (Chicago Shopping)
There's a new experimental music and art series in town, and it kicks off tonight. (Chicagoist)
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The Four Seasons will be hosting the Chicago stop of a touring pig cooking competition. Notable chefs will be pitted against each other to, well, cook a pig. (Gapers Block)
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Photo: Via Elle
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